Business as usual for Sunshine after filing case

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Aug 14 2013 04:14 PM | Updated as of Aug 15 2013 01:12 PM

Actress Sunshine Cruz

MANILA – Life goes on for actress Sunshine Cruz after she made the news when she filed a complaint-affidavit before the Quezon City Regional Trial Court on Tuesday morning in an Anti-Violence Against Women and their Children case against her estranged husband, actor Cesar Montano.

On Wednesday, Cruz had no trace of loneliness when she arrived at the ABS-CBN studio for the pictorial of her upcoming television series “Galema.”

In an interview with ABS-CBN News, Cruz said she had to put aside all her personal problems because she needs to work for her three daughters.

“I need to save to buy a house for me and my kids. Ako naman ever since, ang feeling ko blessing itong mga projects na dumadating sa akin kasi siyempre kapag busy tayo sa mga ganitong bagay, hindi tayo nakaka-focus sa kung ano man ang mga suliranin at problemang dumadating sa atin,” she said.

Cruz said she also draws strength from her family and friends who are supporting her amid her legal battles.

“Sa totoo lang, kung hindi ako nagdadasal at naniniwala sa Diyos, hindi ko kakayanin. Pero malaking bagay na ipinagdadasal ako ng friends ko, family ko. Kapag mayroon naman akong hinaing sa buhay, ang kinakausap ko yung nasa itaas,” she said.

According to Cruz, she will not back off from this fight, adding that she’s willing to risk everything just to see her daughters.

During the course of the interview, Cruz shared that she received a message from her eldest daughter just before she went to the photo shoot.

“Sabi niya, ‘I miss you, I love you mommy.’ Every day naman I would tell her na uwi na, miss na ni mommy. Hindi ko alam kung alam na nila kasi nung nag-file ako kahapon, hindi naman namin pinag-uusapan,” she said.

“Kung may choice lang ako talaga, hindi ko gagawin 'yun. You all know how I protected Cesar kasi he’s still the father of my children. I’ve told everybody that he’s a good father to the kids. Kaya lang siyempre hindi naman mapapalitan ang pagmamahal ng nanay,” she added.

Despite everything, Cruz never told her kids to hate their father.

“Hindi naman. Mahal nila ang tatay nila and hindi ko sila tinuruan na magalit sa tatay nila. I have been telling them to always respect their dad because tatay nila iyon,” she said.